VOTS Spring 2018, photo by Quan Nguyen

Spring Leagues 2022 ~ League Information

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About Ultimate and VOTS Leagues

Ultimate frisbee (or ultimate disc) is a high energy, non-contact team sport. It combines elements of many different sports including soccer, basketball, and football. Ultimate is played on a rectangular shaped field with end zones shaped like football end zones. Each team consists of seven players. The disc is passed from teammate to teammate until somebody catches the disc in the end zone for a score.

The Valley of the Sun Ultimate Association (VOTS) organizes adult leagues (18 and up, ages 16-17 with parental waiver) with two primary goals in mind:

  1. to introduce new players to the sport of Ultimate.
  2. to provide a place for all levels of players to play in a competitive, team-oriented atmosphere.

We play by USAU's 11th edition rules.

How is league structured?

The Spring League will be run with two separate divisions:

Mixed Division

Open Division

A given team will play only once per week with about 70% of games on their given night but a few crossover games on the other night for their division. (ex. If Tues is your team's primary night, your crossover games will be on Thurs.)

Players may have the opportunity to play in both divisions. This is dependent on registration numbers.

All woman-matching players are encouraged to play in the Mixed Division if possible since the number of teams in that division will likely be limited by the number of woman-matching players registered.

Player's stated preference of divisions will be acted upon when possible. If you only want a certain division, say so.


VOTS 2021 Return to Play Agreement (Updated 6/3/21)

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In order to protect our fellow members and guests, as well as to satisfy requirements for field usage, the Valley of the Sun Ultimate Association (VOTS) has adopted rules and guidelines relating to COVID-19. Following these rules and guidelines is a requirement to participate in VOTS events. Failure to adhere to them is grounds for removal from VOTS events.

  1. Attendees will self-screen for symptoms on the day of the VOTS event, prior to arrival, and will not attend if currently or previously symptomatic or tested positive for COVID-19 until meeting Home-Isolation-Guidance.
  2. Attendees will follow the Maricopa County Dept. of Public Health Quarantine Guidance for Household and Close Contacts including the provision for people not fully vaccinated who live in the same home or were in close contact (within 6 feet for longer than 15 minutes or physical contact) with someone with COVID-19 being asked not to attend for 14 days after last contact with the person with COVID-19.
  3. Anyone with symptoms or a positive COVID test are subject to those quarantine guidelines.
  4. People are considered fully vaccinated only 14 days after the final dose of a vaccine series.
  5. In order to protect children and other vulnerable populations, masks are still encouraged for unvaccinated individuals.
  6. In order to protect children and other vulnerable populations, social distancing should be maintained when possible. While on the same sideline, teams should continue to try to spread out as much as practical. Close team huddles should still be avoided. High fives, hugs and similar contact should still be avoided. Social gatherings before and after the game should still maintain social distancing.

Do I need to know how to play?

Absolutely not! We teach all new players basic throws as well as the rules and strategies of ultimate throughout the season. As a new player, you will be placed on a team with moderate to experienced players who will show you the ropes and teach you the game.

What do I need to play?

You will need to bring:

  1. Non-metal cleats (or tennis shoes if you don't have cleats).
  2. Water (you'll get thirsty).

Anything else?

As per General League Policies:

  1. VOTS discourages dogs at VOTS-sponsored leagues. If participants do bring dogs to VOTS-sponsored leagues, the owner must be aware of and abide by all applicable local leash laws.
  2. No glass is allowed on the fields.
  3. Under NO circumstances should anybody drive onto the fields.

Spring Leagues 2022 Registration

Do I need to have a team to sign up?

No! All players sign up as individuals and will be drafted on to a team within their appropriate division.

Can I play on the same team as my friends?

A new player can sign up to be "baggage" with another player.

The concept of baggage is designed solely to introduce brand NEW PLAYERS to the sport by allowing them play on a team with someone they know. You will have the opportunity to list the person you are bagging with on the registration form. (One only, please.) Baggage is NOT intended to ensure that couples & carpoolers get to play together. If couples/carpoolers wish to play together, you will have the option to explain the situation on the registration form. Baggage approvals will be left to the discretion of the league director. While we try to accommodate preferences, we reserve the right to refuse baggage requests. Other options for couples/carpoolers: captain together or choose a same night as preference.

What is the player cap and the wait list?

Initial player cap: 140 man-matching players, 80 woman-matching players. A wait list will be instituted *before* these caps are met to avoid over-filling the league.

How much does league cost?

The registration fee for each division is $25.

If you are interested in playing both divisions (there will be a question on the registration form), only pay for one division at sign-up. You'll be instructed to pay for a second if you're added to the other division's draft roster. Spring League will NOT include a shirt or discs.

If you have problems using PayPal, please email Katherine at webmaster@vots.org.

If you have already completed and submitted a registration form, but still need to complete payment, please, use the button below or on the Confirmation/Pay page. Note: Payment made without filling out the registration form will not count as a registration.

How do I register?

STEP 1: Fill Out the Form Linked Below

Update: As of 2/19/22, 16:00: All registrations will go to a Wait List. If you are interested in playing, please submit your information (there still may be spots on the draft roster), but do not pay until a VOTS representative has contacted you.

Spring League Wait List


STEP 2: Pay Your League Fee

Payment for Spring League 2022 is: $25


Confirm Your Registration / Payment Status

Subject to change.

For more information, contact LD Ted Bland.